Mortal Kombat X gets its first champion

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Mortal Kombat X is finally out this week – tomorrow actually, so less than 24 hours! You’ve endured all the articles about character reveals, fatalities, and so much more, but with good reason – the game looks like its going to be fantastic. I think it’s safe to say that we’re all a little excited here at Lazygamer… just a little. I know Darryn and Geoff especially will take great joy in beating the crap out of the rest of us. Anyways, back to the point – this weekend saw the very first eSport event for the title, yes before its actual release, and Mortal Kombat X now has its very first champion.

The event was called the ESL Mortal Kombat Fatal 8 tournament. It brought together 8 top fighters to battle each other for a shot at the $10 000 prize pool (via Polygon)

The winner was Dominique “cR|Sonic Fox” McLean. I suppose he has that surname for a reason, because he cleaned up the competition pretty damn well. In the final for example, he beat his opponent, Malik “MIT” Terry, 5-0. His weapon of choice was Erron Black, who he put to some good use. Here, see for yourself:

If you’re as amped for the game as we are, here’s the Twitch stream of the entire event. It’s only like, 4 hours long, so you can totally cut out half a day of work. You’re welcome!


Watch live video from NetherRealm on Twitch

There is some serious talent on display here. I only know because my button bashing doesn’t even come close to looking this good!

Will you be getting the game tomorrow? Who will you be fighting as first? I personally have a soft spot for the series regulars Scorpion and Sub-Zero. After seeing Erron Black in action above though, I think I’m going to try him out.

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Last Updated: April 13, 2015

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